The Plastic Surgery Pandemic

Although it’s been about six months since most of America went into quarantine due to the pandemic, multiple individuals still feel as if they’re in a quarantine-like state: shops and restaurants have capacity restrictions, offices and workplaces have remote workforces, and large events are still canceled or postponed. Overall, none of it feels normal and practically everywhere requires people to wear masks.

The good news: when half of your face is covered, it’s the perfect time to enhance your face with procedures. From facelifts to rhinoplasty, multiple procedures require a few days to a week’s worth of recovery time. What many patients are taking advantage of is the recovery from facial plastic surgery procedures is minor swelling/bruising/discomfort allowing them to be working remotely postop day 2 while healing! Many plastic surgeons across the nation have reported an influx in plastic surgery procedures since restrictions have been relaxed, and the numbers are still on the rise. July was reportedly one of the busiest months for plastic surgeons.

We’ll be wearing masks for the foreseeable future, so are you ready to have the facial procedure you’ve always wanted? Check out our favorites:

Rhytidectomy (facelift) – During this surgical procedure, Dr. Burke Robinson removes excess, sagging skin and tightens underlying tissues including muscles of the face, restoring a more youthful and radiant appearance.

How do you know if you’re a good candidate for rhytidectomy? If you have some degree of facial sagging, such as drooping jowls, fat deposits, loss of natural neckline, or diminishing definition of the jawline, this procedure may be right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Robinson will evaluate your facial structure.

Rhinoplasty – Whether you’re looking to reduce or increase the overall size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or bridge, or alter the angle between the nose and the upper lip, Dr. Robinson has countless years…in fact decades of experience! Not every patient chooses rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons. This procedure is also for some patients with functional breathing issues. During your consultation, Dr. Robinson will use a 3D imager to help illustrate your possible results and address your realistic outcomes for surgery.

Candidates for rhinoplasty desire to improve the appearance of the tip, slope or overall size of the nose, but note that there isn’t such a thing as a perfect nose. Recovery typically lasts a week for initial bruising and swelling, and the initial follow-up is at one weak to remove the splint with subsequent appointments to monitor the recovery process.

Chin Augmentation or Implant – By simply enlarging the chin when it is too weak, it is possible to improve the patient’s overall facial appearance a great deal. The nose and chin are two important elements of creating facial harmony, so it’s no surprise that Dr. Robinson sometimes recommends chin augmentation for rhinoplasty patients in order to improve facial proportions. During this procedure, Dr. Robinson places an implant through a small incision just under the chin and closes the incision with absorbable sutures.

Ideal candidates for chin augmentation are those looking to improve their facial proportions. During your consultation, Dr. Robinson will assess the size of implant and also demonstrate the potential change with the three-dimensional video imager for you to see first-hand, with the goal to ensure your chin looks and feels natural. Recovery from this procedure is rather quick as swelling will resolve within a week.

It’s ok to have questions. We have answers!  Now is a great time to learn about your procedure of interest. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation 770-667-3090. Offering In-Office & Virtual Consultations.